A Cluster of Modern Cape Cod Style Cottages

Port Jefferson, New York  |  1900 Square Feet

This bold cluster of modern steep-roofed cape-styled cottages will sit atop a hundred-foot high bluff on Long Island Sound in a neighborhood of traditional homes.

The individual volumes are joined with a continuous flat roof, enabling each to maintain its individual identity. Under this roof, the protected full glass entry will explode with the view and open onto a larger deck upon entry,

The largest two story communal wing houses a great room twenty feet high with an over thirty-foot expanse of glass with a totally unobstructed view at the edge of the bluff and access to the main deck on one side. The high volume becomes more intimate in scale under an upper guest loft over the kitchen and dining area.

The bedroom volume also enjoys full height walls of glass facing the Sound in two bedrooms. A large master and guest bath, and a mudroom entry from the garage with storage loft complete this wing. Both "sides” of the house contain no glass in order to maintain privacy from neighboring houses, each less than fifty feet away.

The comfortably informal interior will be warmed with Lindal’s extraordinary and beautiful Douglas fir beams, creating softly stained cedar-lined sloped ceilings throughout.